Greenkeeping Courses

Here at Oaklands we are recognised by the lead Greenkeeping education body (GTC) and one of the UK's leading providers in Greenkeeping courses.


We offer work based qualifications at Levels 2 to 4 including Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships. We also offer a Higher National Certificate in Greenkeeping via distance learning through our HE department. In addition we offer short courses in the NPTC certificates of competence PA1/2 and 6. Our work-based Level 2 to 4 courses are delivered on line to suit the needs of the employer and the student thus saving time and money that would otherwise be needed for the journey to the college. This system enables students to learn when and where suits them and their employer best.

A Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course. There are over 3,000 golf clubs in the UK, run privately or by local authorities and at Oaklands College you can build both the skills and practical experience you need to become a Greenkeeper.

The Golf industry contributes 15.1 billion to the economy across Europe and £5.1 billion in the UK alone and offers huge potential for careers. Oaklands College works with some of the premier clubs in the UK including The Grove, Stoke Park and Woburn. Our students benefit from excellent teaching and learning and have shown their success through winning the UK Toro Student Greenkeeper of the year five times as well as 2 City and Guilds medals of excellence. Situated in St Albans, Oaklands College is centre of the extensive golf provision around London and the Home Counties.

In addition to golf greenkeeping we also offer Level 2 to 4 in Sports Turf Maintenance for groundspersons.

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NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2E1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 07/12/2016
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6M1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 04/07/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1K1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 08/05/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6F1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 10/01/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1G1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 06/02/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6J1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 04/04/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1H1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 06/03/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6K1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 09/05/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2H1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 08/03/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2M1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 05/07/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6G1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 07/02/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2L1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 07/06/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2F1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 11/01/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1M1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 03/07/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1L1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 05/06/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2J1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 05/04/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6E1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 06/12/2016
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 16/17-FCPA2G1P/1

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 08/02/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6H1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 07/03/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA2 Training 16/17-FCPA2K1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that cover the requirements of the NPTC PA2 test for mounted sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 10/05/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NVQ L4 Amenity Horticulture Management 16/17-FC4AHA1P/1

The course will be delivered on line using Oaklearn the college on line learning platform. Candidates will be able to use the online forum to discuss issues with the tutor and other learners. You will have the opportunity to meet with the tutor directly by phone, email or in person...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 4
Campus Work-Based
Type Part Time
Start Date
Duration nk
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1J1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 03/04/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1F1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 09/01/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training 16/17-FCPA1E1P/1

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 05/12/2016
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
NPTC Pesticide Application PA6 Training 16/17-FCPA6L1P/1

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticidesRead more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 06/06/2017
Duration 1-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification